Personal Notes On Public Speaking [Unofficial]


  • The speech (political) should be more of “what you guys can accomplish through my efforts and plans” than “what I can / shall do”.
  • Painting pictures, showing people image with words
    • Pictures are better at inducing emotions.
      • “I have a dream that someday ……. (words that paint pictures)”
  • Humor
    • grabbing attention
  • Emotion in voice, facial expression, body language
  • Continuity of subject matter from start to end
  • Focus on your Audience.
    • Specialization of majority, interest, knowledge
  • Rhyme, alliterations
    • Examples:
      • “Slowly but surely …”
    • Sticks to audiences’ minds.
    • What else?

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